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In Topic: After taking on the entire NA library it is time to start on homebrews!

Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:18 PM

Any idea when Dungeon of Eternity will release? Anxiously awaiting that one :)

 

We are working to finish the manual and artwork.

I hope the game stands the hype :)


In Topic: Bee Ball - 2600

Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:03 AM

 

As for the garbled gfx, that's actually a bug in the game: it doesn't initialize the decimal flag. You won't see this if you just load the game from the harmony menu (as the menu itself clears the D flag), but it might happen randomly when putting the game on a real cart.

 

Yes, it does not clears decimal flag at game initialization, I'm aware this bug by long time...

This was one of my firsts game ever, I was learning not only how to code for 2600 and also trying to understand 6502 assembly.

 

Decimal flag seems to start at 0 most of times when you power on the console, but  at very random event it could start at 1 and then I got problems. 

I not sure if I fixed it on last revisions (there was like 3 game revisions, the ROM was not released to the public).

I only noticed this glitch on my hardware like 2 times ever, and I thought was a cartridge connection problem, which was solved by re-inserting the cart (actually power cycling the console fix it).

 

The lasts Stella emulator versions, in order to perfect the emulation, is randomizing the processor flags, so this bug now happens more often.

 

The game also have others small glitches that really annoys me, sorry about that.

 

Anyway, after 11 years, have one of you guys found the game's Easter Egg?


In Topic: Color Gotcha 2600

Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:15 PM

We had a lot of fun playing your game on the livestream, especially once we figured out a good strategy to hold a point competition by trading off who was doing the chasing.

I think it's really important to port these forgotten arcade games as I had never heard about it before encountering your game. Great job on it!

 

Thank you very much!

 

Gotcha may be a forgotten game, but played a important role at video game industry as being the first maze game ever, the PacMan grandpa. 

And the color version is the first time someone messed with RGB signal to display video game color graphics. :)


In Topic: Color Gotcha 2600

Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:14 PM

I'd rather play it than Fortnite. :)


In Topic: Color Gotcha 2600

Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:06 PM

It's a two player game where one person tries to catch the other before the time runs out. On the livestream we took turns for who chased and who got chased.

 

I've watched the livestream, thanks for playing the game :)

 

There's not much to do in this game, it seems moving a object on a screen was entertaining enough for a commercial product back in 1973.